The most tackiest/craziest/strangest thing you have seen at a wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

A few “odd” ones…

  • Backyard wedding, dancing in the garage which was not cleaned out – oops..someone knocked over the motor oil! Need a break, just sit on the hood of the car.
  • Invited to a wedding reception, got there and it was all over at the time indicated we show up – no food left, no drinks offered, someone got us all a piece of “leftover” cake. Turned out without actually saying we were just invited to dance.
  • Reception that used an iPod for music, bride & groom put together a very odd playlist of songs no one knew, so no one danced and everyone went home early.

Post # 4
2159 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t think this is tacky or strange because I’m used to it, but at all four of my cousin’s weddings (all brothers and sisters), their other side of the family does this thing where they have 1 person dress up as Uncle Sam. They play patriotic songs while Uncle Sam leads a “parade” of the rest of the guests who are all holding American flags and signing along. It was always funny to see this total look of shock on non-family member guests’ faces. 

Post # 5
3747 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was a bridesmaid in a wedding with a cash bar and a DJ that showed up in jeans and let his 4 year old son sing karaoke throughout the whole reception. 

Post # 6
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t know if this counts, but we went to a beautiful wedding once that started at 8AM!!  with a 6 hr gap between the ceremony and reception!  FI and I went to take a nap. 

Post # 7
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MsBark:  yup, definitely seen the waaaay too short skirts at weddings (honestly, save it for clubbing!). I think the tackiest thing I’ve seen is at a wedding I went to last summer; during the first dance, the banquet hall had these teenage girls (who were also servers) kneel on the floor around the couple and arrange rose petals in the shape of a heart WHILE THEY WERE DANCING! Honestly, it was so awkward, unnecessary and distracting! What should have been a significant, intimate moment between the couple was ruined by these girls crawling around on the floor with rose petals. You couldn’t focus on the couple because you were trying to figure out what the girls were doing. 

Post # 8
2657 posts
Sugar bee

At the last wedding I attended, one of the groomsmen changed into a Waldo outfit halfway through the reception.  It wasn’t a theme or anything, apparently he just really wanted to dress up as Waldo.  Completely random but it made for some hilarious photos.  

Post # 9
3744 posts
Sugar bee


OMG! I’m laughing so hard at the kid doing karaoke. What a nightmare.


Post # 10
1503 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not me, but a friend photographed a wedding that hired… amongst other things.. a little person dressed up as a leprechaun, a clown, etc. The leprechaun was also in the bride & groom photos.

Post # 11
4277 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

A cousin of the bride wore a very scanadlous dress, then got really drunk. She later tackled the girl who caught the bouquet, an 11 year old.. and I mean TACKLED. 

Post # 12
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I saw someone get so drunk they threw up in the middle of the dance floor…

Post # 13
2926 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Tackiest thing I have seen is someone grabbing multiple drinks from the bar to “stock up” for bar close (had to close prior to end of reception, venue rule)  She had 4 drinks on our table, and 5 more stashed with her mom.  She was also ridiculously drunk by the time she got to our table and stated, infront of children, she “didn’t want to eat, because she built up a buzz and didn’t want food to kill it.”  I am still not impressed.

Post # 14
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We were at a friend’s wedding where the bride was grinding up on everybody there. Except the groom. I think the only time she danced with her new husband was their first dance. After that she would grab other guys by their ties so she could dance with them or run around spanking her photographer’s butt. I can understand wanting to have a good time on your wedding night but she was just so sloppy drunk and really embarrassing herself.

Post # 16
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The reception that was held in the church “party” room.  My cousin (who does this sh!t all the time) whose wedding it was … forgot the room held 50 people and she invited, and they showed, over 300 people.  Hot sweaty wedding in AUGUST in FLORIDA with no AC.  oh and the marriage lasted less than a year, no thankyou notes and she claimed he stole all the gifts.  Which was HYSTERICAL because on the next trip down there I saw the gift my parents gave her(a pretty unique statue symbolizing marriage) 


After that I figured the Elvis impersonator at a friends wedding was amusing. 

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